8.1: Physical Science

8.1.2: Understand that elements are organized on the periodic table based on atomic number.

Element Builder

8.1.7: Explain that chemical changes occur when substances react and form one or more different products, whose physical and chemical properties are different from those of the reactants.

Chemical Changes
Chemical Equations
Mineral Identification

8.1.8: Demonstrate that in a chemical change the total numbers of each kind of atom in the product are the same as in the reactants and that the total mass of the reacting system is conserved.

Chemical Changes
Chemical Equations

8.2: Earth and Space Systems

8.2.2: Describe and model how water moves through the earthÂ?s crust, atmosphere and oceans in a cyclic way as a liquid vapor and solid.

Water Cycle

8.2.6: Identify, explain and discuss some effects human activities (e.g., air, soil, light, noise and water pollution) have on the biosphere.

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Pond Ecosystem
Water Pollution

8.2.8: Explain that human activities, beginning with the earliest herding and agricultural activities, have drastically changed the environment and have affected the capacity of the environment to support native species. Explain current efforts to reduce and eliminate these impacts and encourage sustainability.

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors

8.3: Life Science

8.3.1: Explain that reproduction is essential for the continuation of every species and is the mechanism by which all organisms transmit genetic information.

Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)
Rainfall and Bird Beaks

8.3.2: Compare and contrast the transmission of genetic information in sexual and asexual reproduction.


8.3.3: Explain that genetic information is transmitted from parents to offspring mostly by chromosomes.

Human Karyotyping

8.3.4: Understand the relationship between deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), genes and chromosomes.

Human Karyotyping

8.3.5: Identify and describe the difference between inherited traits and the physical and behavioral traits that are acquired or learned.


8.3.6: Observe anatomical structures of a variety of organisms and describe their similarities and differences. Use the data collected to organize the organisms into groups and predict their relatedness.

Dichotomous Keys
Pollination: Flower to Fruit

8.3.7: Recognize and explain that small genetic differences between parents and offspring can accumulate in successive generations so that descendants may be different from their ancestors.

Evolution: Mutation and Selection

8.3.8: Examine traits of individuals within a population of organisms that may give them an advantage in survival and reproduction in given environments or when the environments change.

Rainfall and Bird Beaks

8.3.10: Recognize and describe how new varieties of organisms have come about from selective breeding.

Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection

Correlation last revised: 5/11/2018

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